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Welcome to the 2014- 2015 School Year
Dear Parkdale High School Students and Parent(s) and Guardian(s):
Welcome to a new and exciting school year!
I hope your summer was filled with opportunities to reflect, learn, and
grow. This school year will bring on new
opportunities as well as challenges.
Nevertheless, we will focus on being a Great School, located in a Great Community, servicing Great Families.
Our focus has helped us shape our new school mantra – Greatness, Nothing Less!
The staff is thrilled
that you have entrusted us with your children’s education. We will make every
effort to create an environment which is engaging, supportive, and
collaborative. Our goal is to help your
child achieve academically as well as socially.
Of course, we need and welcome your support and cooperation. You play a
key role in the academic success of our students; therefore, school/parent
communication is crucial.
We are dedicated to
fostering a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment with high expectations for
all students. We are committed to doing our part in ensuring your child
achieves academic excellence; and we look forward to working with you to
guarantee that our goal is achieved.
As the leader of Parkdale
High School, I strongly believe that every child can learn and achieve the
highest level of academic success with the proper preparation and support. To
ensure a successful school year please:
Ensure your child has the school uniform. We are a mandatory uniform
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE TO BE
WORN EVERY DAY BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. All sweaters and jackets must comply with the
uniform expectation. No multicolored
sweaters and jackets.
We will continue to offer
classroom and school-based intervention strategies and support services for all
students who need them. Our instructional program
will be far more effective with your active participation. Your presence
is not only welcomed, but it is greatly needed!
Below you will find key information about the start of the school year. My staff and I look forward to working with
each and every one of you. Together, We
Will Achieve Greatness – Nothing Less!
Tanya L. Washington, Principal
Maryland's Report Card
What to Wear/What not to Wear?
Click here to find out!
Let Your Panther Pride Show!
Click here for awesome NEW uniform apparel options!
Save the Date
Progress Reports Released - October 9, 2014
Parent CONNECT Night - October 9, 2014 6pm-7:30pm
School Closed for Students - October 17, 2014
End of First Quarter - October 31, 2014
School Closed for Students - November 3, 2014
Schools Closed (Election Day) - November 4, 2014
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Parkdale High School, a diverse community of learners, provides well developed programs and learning experiences to increase the academic achievement and personal and social development which integrates the arts, technology, communication, and the core academic areas.
Parkdale High School fosters a safe, orderly and productive learning environment that stimulates and supports students that communicate effectively, think critically, solve problems and are technologically adaptive to a constantly changing world.
Parkdale High School, in partnership with the community, parents, and other stakeholders, through curricular and extra-curricular activities consistent with the Core Standards of Excellence ensures that students become responsible and accountable individuals committed to serving the wider community with honesty and integrity.
The Productive and Honorable Students of Parkdale High will be graduated in four years, college and career ready, and possess the skills necessary to make them life-long learners and valuable contributors in our technological and global society.